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Achanak (1998)

Arjun (Govinda) lives a charmed life, surrounded by the family he loves and working at his family's thriving business. Then he meets Pooja (Manisha Koirala), and his life gets even better. ... See full summary »

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Naresh Malhotra

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhaumick), Sachin Bhowmick (story) (as Sachin Bhaumick) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Govinda ... Arjun Nanda
Manisha Koirala ... Pooja
Farha Naaz ... Madhu Nanda
Rahul Roy ... Vijay Nanda
Johnny Lever ... Joni / Moni / Toni (as Johny Lever)
Navneet Nishan ... Anjali
Saeed Jaffrey ... Yashpal Nanda
Tinnu Anand ... Inspector Pandey
Paresh Rawal ... Sagar Srivastav
Dalip Tahil ... Nilesh
Vishwajeet Pradhan
Bobby Sainy Bobby Sainy ... (as Bobby Saini)
Baby Arshima Thapar Baby Arshima Thapar
Master Sunil Manve Master Sunil Manve
Viju Khote ... Veterinary doctor
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Arjun (Govinda) lives a charmed life, surrounded by the family he loves and working at his family's thriving business. Then he meets Pooja (Manisha Koirala), and his life gets even better. The two quickly fall in love. But when a mysterious attempt to kill the happy couple alerts them to the presence of danger, their troubles are only beginning, and soon Arjun's brother (Rahul Roy) is killed in an accident no one could have foreseen. Pooja is mistakenly convicted of murder, and Arjun must save her while he keeps up his family responsibilities, but his father soon meets a cruel end as well. Now, on the run from both the police and the mysterious criminals, Arjun and Pooja work to expose the truth while evading a fate at the hands of either. Written by hEmRaJ (gavin_coolhgr@hotmail.com)

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Decent thriller
8 July 2009 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this one and was particularly pleased because I did not expect much. It may not be perfect and may be flawed, especially in the second half, but comedy in the first half along with suspense in the second half made for a decent entertainer. There's no much to say about this film because it is not a particularly good film, but it is an interesting Hindi flick with a decent development of story. While the first half is very typical (which is not bad), with an ordinary love story, nice songs and silly jokes, the level of interest grows with a surprising second half, which is more thrilling and unpredictable. Govinda tries his best with this role and balances comedy with seriousness, while Manisha is intense and as always impressive. Paresh Rawal is convincing as the villain. Toward the end the film turns into a big joke with all of them running flying; don't really understand, but don't really care. It shouldn't be taken seriously, watch it for a nice time-pass.


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12 June 1998 (India) See more »

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